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Got this in an e-mail, thought it was worth repeating-

545 vs. 300,000,000

Read this slowly, let it sink in, VOTE in November

This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. please

read the entire article.

The article below is completely neutral, not anti republican or democrat.

Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinel has hit the

nail directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that in the

final analysis must assume responsibility for the judgments made that

impact each one of us every day.

It's a short but good read. Worth the time. Worth remembering!

545 vs. 300,000,000




Charley Reese has been a journalist for 49 years.

545 PEOPLE -- By Charlie Reese

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and

then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are

against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation

and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don't propose a federal budget. The president does.

You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on

appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.

You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.

You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president, and nine Supreme

Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are

directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the

domestic problems that plague this country.

I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that

problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its

Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally

chartered, but private, central bank.

I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason.

They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a

senator, a congressman, or a president to do one cotton-picking thing.

I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash.

The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what

the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to

determine how he votes.

Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that

what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con

regardless of party.

What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive

amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a

Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating

deficits.... . The president can only propose a budget. He cannot

force the Congress to accept it.

The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole

responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and

approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House?

Nancy Pelosi. She is the leader of the majority party. She and

fellow House members, not the president, can approve any budget they

want. If the president vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if

they agree to.

It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million can not replace

545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence

and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that

is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp

the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal

government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to


If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.

If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red ..

If the Army & Marines are in IRAQ , it's because they want them in

IRAQ . If they do not receive social security but are on an elite

retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it

that way.

There are no insoluble government problems.

Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they

hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and

advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to

regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not

let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied

mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation," or "politics" that

prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.

They, and they alone, have the power..

They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are

their bosses.

Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees...

We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!

Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.

What you do with this article now that you have read it......... Is up to you.

Sales Tax

School Tax

Liquor Tax

Luxury Tax

Excise Taxes

Property Tax

Cigarette Tax

Medicare Tax

Inventory Tax

Real Estate Tax

Well Permit Tax

Fuel Permit Tax

Inheritance Tax

Road Usage Tax

CDL license Tax

Dog License Tax

State Income Tax

Food License Tax

Vehicle Sales Tax

Gross Receipts Tax

Social Security Tax

Service Charge Tax

Fishing License Tax

Federal Income Tax

Building Permit Tax

IRS Interest Charges

Hunting License Tax

Marriage License Tax

Corporate Income Tax

Personal Property Tax

Accounts Receivable Tax

Recreational Vehicle Tax

Workers Compensation Tax

Watercraft Registration Tax

Telephone Usage Charge Tax

Telephone Federal Excise Tax

Telephone State and Local Tax

IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)

State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)

Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)

Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax

Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax

Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)

Utility Taxes Vehicle License Registration Tax

Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes

Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax

Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the

most prosperous in the world.

We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in

the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

What in the hell happened? Can you spell 'politicians? ' I hope this

goes around THE USA at least 100 times!!!

YOU can help it get there!!!


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